Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Spoken of earlier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a previously stated list, the earlier of the list items, usually the first in two or three mentioned list items.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Said before, or in a preceding part; already described or identified.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Said, recited, or mentioned before, or in a preceding part of the same writing or discourse: common in legal use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

Etymologies

From afore- +‎ said. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • -- I am sent hither by them who (the Lord in his loving-kindness having pity and mercy upon these poor realms) do, under his right hand, administer unto our necessities and righteously command us, _by the aforesaid as aforesaid_ (thus runs the commission) hither am I deputed

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 328, February, 1843

  • _ I am sent hither by them who (the Lord in His loving kindness having pity, and mercy upon these poor realms) do, under His right hand, administer unto our necessities, and righteously command us, _by the aforesaid as aforesaid_ (thus runs the commission), hither am I deputed (woe is me!) to levy certain fines in this county, or shire, on such as the Parliament in its wisdom doth style malignants.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection

  • Virginia; and that during the term aforesaid -- he -- will instruct, or cause to be instructed, the said Susan, in reading, writing and arithmetic, as far as the Rule of Three.

    Contract for indenture of Susan, a girl of five years; August 19, 1865

  • Oaths were taken on the terms aforesaid, and the citizens dismissed their adversaries.

    Hellenica

  • United States is admitted into French ports on the terms aforesaid, the discriminating duties heretofore levied upon merchandise imported from the countries of its origin into ports of the United States in French vessels shall be, and are hereby, discontinued and abolished.

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 7, part 1: Ulysses S. Grant

  • States, whether from the countries of its origin or from other countries, shall be admitted into the ports of France on the terms aforesaid, the discriminating duties heretofore levied upon merchandise imported into the United States in French vessels, either from the countries of its origin or from any other country, shall be and are discontinued and abolished.

    A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 7, part 1: Ulysses S. Grant

  • If it be found that said bonds cannot be negotiated n the terms aforesaid without further security for their payment

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • And they further agree, that in the event the general assembly prefer not to make any contract, they will contract with counties, at any time between this time and the 10th May next, upon the terms aforesaid, to the extent of 35 pounds to each inhabitant, for one year, in monthly installments, or any less quantity, at the option of the county.

    Journal of the House of Delegates, of the State of Virginia, for the Adjourned Session, 1863

  • And they further agree, that in the event the general assembly prefer not to make any contract, they will contract with counties at any time between this time and the 10th of May next, upon the terms aforesaid, to the extent of thirty-five pounds to each inhabitant, for one year, in monthly installments, or any less quantity, at the option of the county.

    Journal of the House of Delegates, of the State of Virginia, for the Adjourned Session, 1863

  • And they further agree, that in the event the general assembly prefer not to make any contract, they will contract with counties, at any time between this time and the 10th May next, upon the terms aforesaid, to the extent of 25 pounds to each inhabitant, for one year, in monthly installments, or any less quantity, at the option of the county.

    Journal of the House of Delegates, of the State of Virginia, for the Adjourned Session, 1863

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